Feeling a bit stressy and depressy lately? Don’t despair because these FREE apps are designed to help you track your mood, assess your feelings and work on them. So instead of stress-eating or running away, try one of these amazing apps, be mindful and focus on yourself and how you’re feeling in order to get better.
By Mariam Elhamy
Whether you’re looking to better understand your feelings, or you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, or high levels of stress, Moodfit is designed to help you feel better. It is customizable based on your needs and goals, gives you actionable exercises and tracks daily progress.
MoodMission recommends missions based on how the user is feeling. Each mission is an activity meant to improve your mood or skills. You select how you feel then identify how distressing your emotions are. Based on your responses, the app suggests five different missions. Each mission contains objectives and an explanation of how the activity may help.
Shine is a female-focused, self-care app that aims to help users with stress, anxiety, burnout, acceptance, creativity, productivity, mindfulness, forgiveness, and work frustrations. Its focus is self-improvement, and it delivers motivational messages through text and audio. It provides meditations, a gratitude journal, and a daily mood tracker.
What’s up is a free app that helps you cope with depression, anxiety, stress, and more. There’s a positive and negative habit tracker to maintain your good habits, and break those that are counterproductive. You’ll find over 100 different questions to pinpoint what you’re feeling and then learn how to stop negative thinking.
Quitzilla is a completely free app that helps users beat their habits or addictions. Follow all of your bad habits and addictions and use the app as help to analyze them and beat them. It features a sobriety clock letting you know the exact hour when you break the habit. You can use it for overcoming drugs, gambling, junk food, and sugar addictions.
Designed more for teens and young adults with anxiety, MindShift stresses the importance of changing how you think about anxiety. Think of this app as the cheerleader in your pocket, encouraging you to take charge of your life, ride out intense emotions, and face challenging situations.
Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)
SAM allows you to track anxious thoughts and behavior over time, and learn 25 different self-help techniques. You can also use SAM’s Social Cloud feature to confidentially connect with other users in an online community for additional support.
CBT Thought Record Diary
You can use CBT Thought Record Diary to document negative emotions, analyze your thinking, and reevaluate your thoughts. This is a great app for gradually changing your approach to anxiety-inducing situations and your thinking patterns for future situations.
MoodTools helps with depression. First, you take the depression questionnaire and track your symptom severity over time. You’ll find helpful videos and information that can improve your mood and behavior, then log and analyze your thoughts. Regain your energy by performing energizing activities and tracking your mood before and after.
Apps for Eating Disorders and Body Image:
If your food is putting you in a mood then try one of these food tracking apps to track and motivate you with tools and videos to stay mindful of what you eat and how it makes you feel. Try Lifesum and Rise Up + Recover on the AppStore and GooglePlay.
Apps for OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder):
For the OCD manics, give yourself a break and limit your obsession and anxiety with one of these apps that offer live video-based OCD therapy, a community that understands you, short games to replace negative self-talk with positive thoughts, build self-esteem and a healthier thinking pattern. Try nOCD and GG OCD on the AppStore and GooglePlay.